THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL LOCKS
Remember the Jetsons? Remember how George Jetson controlled everything with the touch of a finger? Well, that’s no longer a day far away in the future. That day has arrived in the form of smart homes and everyday objects like security Digital Locks, or the voice recognition software in the PlayStation 4 camera.
Although you may often forget your keys as you are rushing out the door to get to work, you probably never forget your Smartphone. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how digital locks will transform the way we access our homes over the next couple years.
Much like many offices across the nation, homes are turning to a Digilock system for increased security. While some digilocks require radio frequency identification (RFID) cards for access, others just need a four digit code, and –if this isn’t futuristic enough for you–, here’s how your Smartphone will revolutionize your home security.
YOUR VIRTUAL KEY
Companies such as August Smart Lock have come up with a virtual key to replace those old metal locks we have around the house. With their virtual key, users can gain access to their homes with their Smartphone. Yes. You won’t even need an actual key anymore.
With an August Smart Lock, you can send out temporary virtual keys at a specific time to your plumber or housekeeper. Once their time is up, August Smart Lock no longer allows those people entry into your home. Talk about tight security!
Goji Smart Locks use Bluetooth wireless signals that recognize if you are the owner of the home or someone else on the approved list of individuals. Also, its motion sensor and camera will send you an alert and picture of whoever is knocking at your front door at any time.
THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL LOCKS IS NOW
With nearly 1 million homes in North America using some form of smart lock; it seems that many are already jumping on the bandwagon. Our Smartphones have made juggling our busy schedules so much easier, so it only makes sense that they are helping us unlock our doors and turn on our lights.
Imagine yourself lounging poolside on vacation and receiving alerts as to who rang your doorbell or letting you know your friend dropped by to feed the cat. The possibilities are astounding! What started out primarily for the wealthy and tech savvy has become mainstream and will continue to evolve and shape the way we live.
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